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Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 31, Issue 11, pp 671–676 | Cite as

Dynamic sonography with valgus stress to assess elbow ulnar collateral ligament injury in baseball pitchers

  • Arthur A. De Smet
  • Thomas C. Winter
  • Thomas M. Best
  • David T. Bernhardt
Case Report

Abstract.

Sonography is a valuable method for imaging superficial tendons and ligaments. The ability to obtain comparison images easily with dynamic stress allows assessment of ligament and tendon integrity. We studied the medial elbow joints of two baseball pitchers using MR imaging and dynamic sonography. Both sonography and MR imaging identified the ulnar collateral ligament tears. Dynamic sonography uniquely demonstrated the medial joint instability.

Sonography Elbow joint Ulnar collateral ligament Ligament injury 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur A. De Smet
    • 1
  • Thomas C. Winter
    • 1
  • Thomas M. Best
    • 2
  • David T. Bernhardt
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  2. 2.Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  3. 3.Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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